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Africa and The Global Arms Trade Treaty

May 2, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Africa and The Global Arms Trade Treaty

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Can an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) help? How can world leaders and national governments both within and without Africa best help leverage the ATT to help deal with existing small arms violence and prevent violence in the future?

Join IPS’ Foreign Policy In Focus for a panel discussion examining the ATT and its implications for Africa with a specific focus on what the ATT is and what it is not, as well as what is next to help the treaty come in to force. Key areas of concern, such as conflict, commission of human rights abuses, the impact of the unauthorized/illicit arms sales on development and security in Africa will also be addressed.


  • Rachel Stohl, Senior Associate with Managing Across Boundaries initiative, Stimson Center and
  • Adotei Akwei, Managing Director for Government Relations, Amnesty International

Co-sponsors: Travis Roberts – Founder of Fight Back/Rebuilt campaign, Carl LeVan – IPS Associate Fellow and professor in the School of International Studies at American University, Estelle Bougna Fomeju – Senior at American University and Sciences Po Paris, Intern for IPS’ Foreign Policy in Focus.

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May 2, 2013
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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